Waste and Recycling Information
Mid Michigan Waste Authority's
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM WASTE MANAGEMENT Because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Federal and State Declarations of Emergency have been issued that recommend non-essential employees shelter in place and work from home when possible to promote social distancing. As a result, Waste Management has significantly reduced its “field” work force and is focusing on the performance of essential services during this unprecedented emergency. Because of its importance to the health and safety of our society, municipal solid waste collection and disposal is deemed an “essential service” in most instances, and so Waste Management’s employees dedicated to collecting and disposing of trash are in the field continuing to perform this critical function.
In order for Waste Management to maintain its focus on municipal solid waste collection and disposal, and due to the reduced number of employees in the field, effective Wednesday, April 1, 2020, Waste Management is temporarily suspending the performance of the following services, which are non-essential during this period of emergency:
Bulk Collection – furniture, carpet, mattresses, appliances, etc.
When the Declarations of Emergency and social distancing recommendations have been eased and Waste Management’s work force returns to pre-pandemic levels, these services will be restarted. Waste Management will provide notice when the service(s) will resume. We have been a part of this community for many years and know that together we will be resilient. Thank you for your partnership during this critical time.
Burn Permits are now available online. You may click on the link above to obtain a burn permit from home. Burn permits are good for four days. If the DNR or State is not allowing burning due to weather conditions you should be contacted by a member of the Richland Township Fire Department informing you that burning is not allowed, however it is the residents duty to verify with the DNR that they are allowing burning on the days they wish to burn. You may also com into the township Monday through Friday; 8:00a.m. till 5:00p.m (holidays and weekends excluded). if you wish to have us process your request to burn.